Breaking news: Ryan Fitzpatrick got a haircut (pic)
After showing up after finally signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets following a protracted contract stalemate, Ryan Fitzpatrick looked like the second coming of “Game of Thrones” character Tormund Giantsbane.
Okay…NOW it's official.
We have re-signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
DETAILS >> https://t.co/z0kArYx9v7 pic.twitter.com/Qf8RJU1CUy
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 28, 2016
While as much talk surrounded his hairstyle — complimented of course by his patented burly beard — than how he can contribute to the Jets’ success in the coming season, the out-of-control hairdo was short-lived.
That’s right, folks. Fitzpatrick has gotten himself a haircut. A pretty substantial haircut at that.
The photo is from a bit of a distance, but it’s plainly evident Fitzpatrick has been thoroughly sheared.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has cut his hair. pic.twitter.com/XkDcesNoW6
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 3, 2016
It’s perhaps no coincidence that Fitzpatrick and the Jets offense suffered through an awful practice session on Tuesday.
Then again, Fitzpatrick previously provided an interesting reason — when being asked repeatedly about his Wildling-like ‘do — why he his hair had taken on such a ragged appearance.
Ryan Fitzpatrick on ESPN's NFL Insiders: "I've given people something else to talk about besides my contract." pic.twitter.com/mSaqp040gq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2016
Now that Fitzpatrick has signed his one-year fully guaranteed $12 million contract, what was the point of resembling a member of the Free Folk, anyway?
Really loved seeing Ryan Fitzpatrick spend his off season in @GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/M3zkzrFoUw
— trey wingo (@wingoz) July 28, 2016